The international project entitled "Partnership for Promotion and Popularization of Electrical Mobility through Transformation and Modernization of WB HEIs Study Programs" - PELMOB, is one of 14 projects of the University of Montenegro and four projects of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, which were received as part of the call of the new cycle of Erasmus + capacity building projects in the field of higher education (CBHE) for 2021-2027.
The PELMOB project includes 12 partners from the countries of the Western Balkans and four partners from the countries of the European Union. The consortium is gathered around the idea of development and exchange of knowledge and experiences related to the problem of environmental pollution, the harmful consequences of climate change and energy instability, which are happening around the world due to growing urbanization. In accordance with the most important strategic documents, which were initiated by the European Commission, and which refer to the achievement of the pipeline of sustainable development, the field of electro-mobility is recognized as a significant reservoir of opportunities for progress.
In a broader sense, the PELMOB project will improve the quality of higher education in the field of electromobility and harmonize existing knowledge with new trends that are represented in the European Union. In addition, the promotion and popularization of electromobility will lead to greater social acceptance and adoption of electric vehicles in the transportation market. Finally, the project will establish associations dealing with electromobility, which will include all relevant subjects, such as schools, public and private companies, local authorities, students, people with special needs and other interested citizens. This will lead to the development of awareness of electromobility not only among the owners and drivers of electric vehicles, but the entire social and academic community.
12th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO’2023) and 11th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things (CPSIoT’2023) including Summer School on Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things (SS-CPSIoT’2023) are announced.
The conference location and date is: Budva, Montenegro; June 6th-10th, 2023. In Venue & On Line.
More information will be available soon.
MANT Tech Award (MATA) is devoted to Montenegrin innovators (persons or institutions) which developed any kind of high/advanced technologies solution/product/service/patent etc. in YTD (year to date).
The solution needs to be simple, creative with elements of the patent and really working. In some cases the MATA should be awarded for continuously outstanding contribution to HighTech during period of time.
This year's MATA awards proposal is open until 15.12.2022. The submission must contain:
- CV of applicant or profile of institution,
- Short description of proposal/solution.
- Any supporting material (video, photos, certificate, showing innovation in real work)
The proposals with above attached supporting docs should be sent to email@example.com.
The 2021 MATA award winner is Prof. dr Marina Mijanović - Markuš.
For the second time in a row, the SmAgTech EXPO virtual fair is being organized by the VIRAL project. The fair is dedicated to the use of information and communication technologies in agriculture and will be organized on November 23-24, 2022. This year, as part of the conference, visitors will have the opportunity to attend a plenary session, a larger number of thematic sections, as well as panels dedicated to the business sector and students.
Around 21 lecturers and 13 panelists will participate in the work of the conference, while the introductory lecture will be addressed by prof. Dr. Radovan Stojanović who represents MANT – Montenegrin Association for New Technologies. More than 60 institutions, companies, and projects from the field of agriculture and information and communication technologies (Agenda) will be presented at the fair.
If you want to learn more about the state and perspectives of ICT in agriculture, digitization in animal production, remote control of production processes or the possibilities offered by new technologies in crop production, we invite you to attend the expert sections during the fair. See what part of the atmosphere that awaits us during the fair looks like in the Promo video.
All those interested can apply for participation in the fair by registering at the following address https://expo.viralerasmus.org/.
The VIRAL project has spawned another important and innovative resource - ‘’A toolkit for educators on application of the selected hardware and software in agriculture: robotics, GIS, deployment of drones, IoT, mobile apps’’, which will help our agricultural producers to master new information and communication technologies in their agricultural production. Whether you are a farmer, a fruit grower, or a livestock farmer, in this manual you will find useful instructions and guidelines on the application of selected technological solutions in your production.
The manual is also intended for educators – extension service providers and lecturers, to which it may serve as a useful resource for the preparation of lectures, trainings and mentoring activities with agricultural producers or students. If you want to learn more about the training preparation approach, we have prepared for you practical tips for designing and preparing training, which you may read at the following link: http://viralerasmus.org/download/uvodni-deo-u-tot-materijal/
Trends in the application of the Internet of Things in agriculture are presented in the second part of the toolkit, which you may find at the following link: http://viralerasmus.org/download/wp2-4-primjena-iot-sistema-u-poljoprivredi/
The importance and use of GIS in agriculture is discussed in the third part of the toolkit, which you may find on the following link: http://viralerasmus.org/download/wp2-4-primjena-gis-a-u-poljoprivredi/
Robotics plays an increasingly important role in modern agricultural production. We write about the ways of using robotics in agriculture in the fourth part of the toolkit, which you may find on the following link: http://viralerasmus.org/download/wp2-4-primjena-robotike-u-poljoprivredi/
And what we can do with a drone in agricultural production, this is discussed in the fifth part of the toolkit, which you can download at the following link: : http://viralerasmus.org/download/wp2-4-primjena-dronova-u-poljoprivredi/
Mobile apps have become an indispensable tool in agricultural production. We write about this in the sixth part of the toolkit, which you may download from the following link: http://viralerasmus.org/download/wp2-4-primjena-mobilnih-aplikacija-u-poljoprivredi/
The manual was published by the Western Balkans Institute from Belgrade (ISBN-978-86-89873-17-7) and the Montenegrin Association for New Technologies, edited by prof. Dr. Miljan Cvetković- University of Banja Luka and prof. Dr. Radovan Stojanović- MANT.
The author team consists of prof. Dr. Zdenka Babić, MSc Vedran Jovanović, MSc Milan Šipka and prof. Mihajlo Marković, Ph.D. from the University of Banja Luka, also prof. Dr. Aljo Mujčić and Assoc. Dr. Alma Šećerbegović from the University of Tuzla. The team also consists of Jurij Rakun, Ph.D. and Erik Richter, M.Sc. from the University of Maribor, Stevan Čakić, M.Sc., Ivan Jovović, Jovana Popović and Assoc. Dr. Tomo Popović from the University of Donja Gorica and Marko Stojanović- Western Balkans Institute Belgrade.
The first Medical Summer School organized by HTWG Konstanz and University of Montenegro started yesterday and will last until August 7th. The regional sponsor of the Summer School is MANT (Montenegrin Association for New Technologies) which is represented by Prof. Dr. Radovan Stojanović.
This Summer School addresses Western Balkan countries and includes countries with solid relationships in the target region. The Summer School presents a detailed country-specific description of telemedicine status, perspectives, and challenges in every participating country, provided by a qualified expert.
The Summer School offers six workshops on relevant topics:
1. Best practices of telemedicine
2. Technical, economic and social challenges
3. Cross-border cooperation
4. Regional roadmap for telemedicine
5. Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects (ELSA)
6. IT-Platforms and Artificial Intelligence
The Summer School will provide Ph.D. panels for young researchers to discuss new and innovative research approaches.
For more information visit official summer school website: medical-summerschool.de/
The results of the Erasmus+ VIRAL project was presented at the traditional XII MECO 2022 Conference held from June 7-11, 2022, in Budva, Montenegro. It is an international scientific forum that aims to present and discuss leading achievements in modeling, analysis, design, validation, and application of embedded computer systems, as well as in a broader sense, complete computer systems with applications and related fields. MECO is one of the most relevant conferences in the field of embedded computing, cyber-physical systems, and Internet of Things IoT.
MECO also covers some other areas related to computer science and electrical engineering in general.
MECO is a conference of the highest scientific and professional recognition, indexed in prominent databases or digital libraries such as IEEE XPlore. SCOPUS, VoS, Microsoft Academic etc.
It was attended by over 300 scientists from more than 50 countries from 6 continents, from the field of computing and related scientific fields with a high reputation in the world, where they presented their works from a wide spectrum of fields.
The conference is traditionally chaired by prof. Dr. Radovan Stojanović from the Electrical Engineering Faculty of the University of Montenegro and prof. Dr. Lech Jozwiak from Eindhoven Technical University.
The project partners of the Montenegrin Association for New Technologies (MANT) and the University of Donja Gorica (UDG) presented the VIRAL project, its achievements and results so far, to a wide audience of international scientists, through the presentation of the project achievements as well as through the presentation of the Toolkits for educators on the application selected technological hardware and software solutions in agriculture: IoT, GIS, robotics, use of drones, mobile applications.
The present participants had the opportunity to become better acquainted with the toolkits published by the Western Balkans Institute, co-publisher of MANT, while the main editors are prof. Dr. Miljan Cvetković, (University of Banja Luka) and prof. Dr. Radovan Stojanović (MANT).
After the presentation of the work that preceded the publication of this manual by Prof. Dr. Radovan Stojanović, the same manuals were distributed to interested educators.
The VIRAL Hackathon was held in Prijedor from 12-14. May 2022 in premises of the Prijedor Economic Development Agency - PREDA.
VIRAL hackathon: MANT flag
MANT's representative was Jovan Djurkovic, who mentored the students. Six teams took part competing about innovating and making technological solutions for challenges in agriculture. All teams were rewarded, and thanks to a large number of sponsors the prize fund was about 6000 EUR. The winning team was SALLTSITY from University in Tuzla.
VIRAL hackathon: presentations
More information is available here: official hackathon report.
The "SmAgTech EXPO" conference is organized within the VIRAL project (Vitalising ICT Relevance in Agricultural Learning), which is co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, and whose partner is MANT (Montenegro Association for New Technologies). The conference covers five thematic areas, which will be addressed by 37 lecturers.
As the conference part of the SmAgTech EXPO event, on November 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., five parallel sessions will be held in the field of application of information and communication technologies in fruit growing, viticulture and winemaking, food processing, agricultural technologies, plant protection and livestock breeding.
This year, the VIRAL project will be presented at the MECO conference. Project partners from the company “13. Jul Plantaže”, Montenegrin Association for New Technologies (MANT), University of Donja Gorica and University of Banja Luka, present a paper entitled “A Feasible IoT-Based System for Precision Agriculture”. The paper presents the development of the application of digital technologies in the field of agriculture, with new applications and design solutions, which contributes to the application of technologies that support smart computers. The authors of the paper are Radovan Stojanović, Vesna Maraš, Sanja Radonjić, Anita Martić, Jovan Đurković, Katarina Pavićević, Vasilije Mirović and Miljan Cvetković.
X Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing Systems (MECO) will be held from 7-10 June 2021 in Budva. The Conference is attended by over 250 scientists and researchers from over 40 countries from 5 continents, in the field of computer and related scientific fields with high reputation in the world, where they will present current results in modelling, analysis, design, validation and application of integrated information systems. The conference is traditionally chaired by prof. dr Radovan Stojanović from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Montenegro and prof. dr Lech Jozwiak of Eindhoven Technical University. The MECO conference has a SJR impact factor since 2012 and an H index = 7 according to the American conference ranking, and papers from the MECO conference have been cited over 5,000 times in Google Scholar, while selected papers are printed in Elsevier’s journal from the SCI list “Microprocessors and Microsystems – MIPRO” . According to the accepted methodology, MECO is in 20 percent of the first conferences in the field of hardware, robotics and electronics (Hardware, Robotics & Electronics) and among the first 20 percent in the field of software engineering and programming (Software Engineering & Programming).
For more information visit the meco conference official website.